TBS' 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' earns the most nominations at this year's NAACP Image Awards, followed by 'Ugly Betty' and 'Grey's Anatomy'.
TV front runners at the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards are "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" and "Ugly Betty". Nominees for the awards event that honors people of color have been announced and it appears that Tyler Perry will be the leading man at the actual showdown which will be held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on February 12.
Apart from serving the hosting role side by side to Halle Berry, Perry also has his comedy show "House of Payne" that airs on TBS receiving six nominations. The categories are Comedy Series, Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series as well as Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series. Under the Supporting Actor category in particular are two of its actors, Lance Gross and Larramie Shaw. Outside his TV ventures, Perry also receives an Outstanding Motion Picture nod for his movie "The Family That Preys".
"Ugly Betty" meanwhile, earns five followed by "Everybody Hates Chris", "The Game" and "Grey's Anatomy" at four each. Subsequently, ABC lead the nominations list with 24 while CBS earn 14 and The CW and NBC both with 10. HBO are down for 9 and FOX take in 7.
Apart from nominating in TV series, NAACP also recognizes the work in TV movies and mini series. Below are the partial list of the TV series nominees while the complete list including those in music and movies can be viewed on the press release (PDF).
- Donald Faison - "Scrubs"
- LaVan Davis - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Paul James - "Greek"
- Terry Crews - "Everybody Hates Chris"
- Tyler James Williams - "Everybody Hates Chris"
- America Ferrera - "Ugly Betty"
- Cassi Davis - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Tia Mowry - "The Game"
- Tichina Arnold - "Everybody Hates Chris"
- Tracee Ellis Ross - "Girlfriends"
- Blair Underwood - "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
- Dule Hill - "Psych"
- Lance Gross - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Larramie 'Doc' Shaw - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Tracy Morgan - "30 Rock"
- Keshia Knight Pulliam - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
- Tisha Campbell - "Rita Rocks"
- Vanessa William - "Ugly Betty"
- Wanda Sykes - "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
- Wendy Raquel Robinson - "The Game"
- Anthony Anderson - "Law & Order"
- Blair Underwood - "In Treatment"
- Dennis Haysbert - "The Unit"
- Hill Harper - "CSI: NY"
- Omar Epps - "House M.D."
- CCH Pounder - "The Shield"
- Chandra Wilson - "Grey's Anatomy"
- Loretta Devine - "Eli Stone"
- Nicki Micheaux - "Lincoln Heights"
- Wendy Davis - "Army Wives"
- Blair Underwood - "Dirty Sexy Money"
- James Pickens, Jr. - "Grey's Anatomy"
- Laurence Fishburne - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
- Michael Kenneth Williams - "The Wire"
- Taye Diggs - "Private Practice"
- Alfre Woodard - "My Own Worst Enemy"
- Angela Bassett - "ER"
- Audra McDonald - "Private Practice"
- S. Epatha Merkerson - "Law & Order"
- Sonja Sohn - "The Wire"